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  2. Andrewwbrowne

    OPC Foam dried on glass

    Hey Ron, thanks for the response. I'll have to give that a go, cheers:)
  3. Ron@Optimum

    Optimum TAR remover

    The new TAR Remover has not started production due to a delay in receiving a component. FerreX is an excellent tar remover as well...
  4. Ron@Optimum

    OPC Foam dried on glass

    I've never seen Power Clean stain, but it will etch glass if allowed to dry. You may have to get the D/A out and polish...
  5. Kiddetailer

    Optimum TAR remover

    I heard there was the new TAR/Adhesive remover coming out. When is the estimated time of arrival. Could really use a product like that soon.
  6. Kiddetailer

    Hyper Polish on Rubber Trim

    I never heard anybody say to tape up trim/rubber for Optimum Hyper Compound or Hyper polish
  7. Andrewwbrowne

    OPC Foam dried on glass

    Hey Guys, Huge fan of the products but I've made a silly mistake. I used the Ik foamer with OPC to wash a car but underestimated the drying power of the sun and have left the foam to dry on the glass. I've tried re-washing, clay bar, window cleaner and even hand polished it but haven't had much luck with getting the stains out. Can anyone recommend a product or solution for me? Thanks!
  8. Billy Jack

    Opti-Clean dilution ratios?

    There was a thread around 2011-2012 where Dr. G stated 1:4 was a good multipurpose dilution for OptiClean, so I've been using it at that ratio ever since. It works well for all your purposes, including pre-spray for an ONR wash, waterless exterior cleaning and all non-cloth interior surfaces, including leather and Nav screens. I carry a small spray bottle in my console and clean my tan leather steering wheel and shift knob regularly if I'm in a traffic jam. Bill
  9. Ron@Optimum

    Ultra Clay Towel and Ultra Clay Mitt

    Both Ultra Clay products are one sided - the towel is much improved over the previous entry.
  10. Ron@Optimum

    OPTIMUM GELCOAT RESTORER

    This is specifically for gelcoat (the differences between gelcoat and clear are substantial). I know Dr G is looking at clear coat replacement/repair products.
  11. Setec Astronomy

    OPTIMUM GELCOAT RESTORER

    Wow, that's intriguing....does it work on failing clearcoat?
  12. A&J

    Hyper Polish on Rubber Trim

    You dont have to (and I ussually dont) but rubber trim is dirty and youll end up with a dirty pad if you dont tape it up. On the flip side it will clean the rubber trim quite nicely without staining it. So its up to you.
  13. Ron@Optimum

    Using Hyper Compound and Hyper Polish together

    Absolutely correct - Hyper Synergy
  14. Ron@Optimum

    Hyper Polish on Rubber Trim

    I've never had an issue with Hyper Polish staining trim.
  15. A&J

    Using Hyper Compound and Hyper Polish together

    NO....you can just change pads & continue with hyper polish.
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  17. As stated in other posts I use OID mixed with about 20% OCW to maintain the full wax I do about every month or so. This seems to work great as the products mix really well together, but I don't have the issue some people get where they apply too much product and it smears. No matter how much I use when drying the car I have zero issues of any kind. I absolutely love OCW and any issues with durability are FAR outweighed by the ease of just adding another layer of it.
  18. Yes ONR is Optimum No-Rinse wash & shine. Opti coat no rinse is a similar product to ONR w&s but supercharged...its more lubricated and ads more shine. The Opti coat line was designed to maintain opti-coated cars. OPT products will still work just fine but Opti coat line was designed to just work better.
  19. Hi all Just wanted to check on this forum when ONR is discussed it's this Optimum No Rinse Wash & Shine or something else? And I'm confused with the one above and this Opti-Coat No Rinse , are they essentially the same of competely different? Thanks in advance
  20. I can't speak for Dion but I use the OID after OCW because it's slicker and seems to provide more gloss. Also the OPT website says "Use Optimum Instant Detailer & Gloss Enhancer to maintain the gloss and boost the protection of Optimum Car Wax."
  21. The first time I used OCW I noticed the same thing. After the initial application I wasn't all that excited with the results but when I went back outside after about an hour the depth of color seemed to increase and the clarity of reflection seemed better.
  22. superfuturian

    Hyper Polish on Rubber Trim

    Do I need to tape off rubber trim prior to using hyper polish in nearby areas or is it safe to polish without the prep?
  23. Should I use a micro fiber cloth to remove hyper compound prior to finishing off the panel with hyper polish or should I use the polish on top of the compound?
  24. Thanks Dion, I'm about to get some OCW so this is great to know. Can I ask why you use OCW before Instant Detailer instead of the other way around in your standard wash routine? After you apply OCW, how much time do you wait for it to cure before applying Instant Detailer?
  25. Thanks for the reply, Dion. The only thing I've noticed with the OCW is that it seems to be a dust magnet just after it's applied. I'm guessing it's a static charge thing as it's very dry here.
  26. Just want to add my 2 cents. I will NEVER use another spray wax other than OCW unless Optimum comes out with a new version. I have used a multitude of other spray waxes and have yet to find a spray wax that gives me the level of clarity and protection that OCW does. Not sure how true this is, but it's almost like OCW needs time to cure because after a couple of hours the car looks better than it did when I first applied it. It seems as if the paint goes through a transformation of sorts. I understand that my paint is in exceptional condition but the clarity and depth that I get are unparalleled. I still have the other waxes that I purchased but they will NEVER be used again, I want to give them away but I feel guilty that I would knowingly be giving someone inferior products. From my experience, OCW is the best out there hands down. My Rinseless Wash Routine: Optimum No Rinse Wash & Wax(1 bucket, distilled water, and the Big Red Sponge) 2 Rag Company Platinum Pluffle Towels (Drying) OCW as the drying aid(1 spray per panel) Mid Week Opti-Clean 2 Rag Company Eagle Edgeless 600gsm Towel Instant Detailer & Gloss Enhancer(1 spray per panel)(probably not necessary but I love the look) Standard Wash: Optimum Power Clean (Wheels and Tires) Optimum Car Wash (Foam Cannon) 2 bucket wash Method Deionized Rinse Blow Dry Optimum Car Wax(Eagle Edgeless 500 gsm towel) Optimum Instant Detailer & Gloss(600 gsm Eagle Edgeless towels)
  27. Ron@Optimum

    OPTIMUM GELCOAT RESTORER

    Optimum Gelcoat Restorer (GCR) is engineered to return Gelcoat to its factory finish without the need for polishing. GCR rebuilds the Gelcoat keeping the original thickness and restoring the gloss. GCR will restore your Gelcoat and protect it with its included UV protection.• Easy to use.• No polishing required. • Long term durability. • Easy to maintain. Directions: 1. Remove loose oxidation using pure Optimum Power Clean and a brush or mild scuff pad. 2. Rinse the surface thoroughly and dry. 3. Wearing gloves and eye protection, apply GCR to the surface in overlapping circular motions. If the Gelcoat was heavily oxidized, the GCR will soak in. Do not over apply. 4. Once dry to the touch (20-30 minutes), apply a second coat. 5. Depending on the level of oxidation, up to 4 coats may be required. 6. To maintain the restored surface, wash with Optimum No Rinse (ONR) and apply Optimum Car Wax regularly.
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